Who Was Featured On The Motown Labels First Gold Record In 1960?


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The Motown labels first ever gold record in 1960 was known as "Shop Around". On its cover it featured four people the singer amongst whom was famous Smokey Robinson. Smokey Robinson's full name was William "Smokey" Robinson Junior. He was born on the 19th of February 1940. He has been active on the music scene since 1955 onwards. Smokey Robinson was born and raised in the city of Detroit in Michigan.

Motown was formed by Smokey Robinson and its record "Shop Around" achieved gold status when sales exceeded a million. Smokey Robinson is still today involved with the Miracles and is the Vice President of Motown Records. Other famous people involved with Motown records include Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Little Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandella etc.
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Bil Nutt
Bil Nutt commented
Slight correction: Though Smokey Robinson was an important part of Motown, as a performer and songwriter, he didn't "form" the company. That would be Berry Gordy. Motown was one of the first hugely successful companies started by an African American. (It may be THE first, but I'm not positive.)

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